Gourmet experiences ashore with our Food Heroes

Join the chefs shoreside on one of their fabulous foodie experiences in handpicked ports of call.

What better way to explore a new destination than through its culinary landscape? Taste and savour every new flavour, learn about time-honoured traditions, and the people that passionately keep their unique food stories alive. From vibrant destinations watch live cooking demos and recreate recipes alongside your favourite Food Hero.

Marco Pierre White

From farm to high-end cuisine with Marco Pierre White

Experience an exclusive foodie adventure with iconic chef and P&O Cruises Food Hero, Marco Pierre White. Take a journey from farm to high-end cuisine, and pick up some new skills in the kitchen.

Join Marco to visit top restaurant Fish & Cow. Owner and Norwegian celebrity chef Kjartan Skjelde, will enlighten you on the ethos behind the cuisine and restaurant, one where seasonal, local produce is the star of the show.

From the Skandi-chic restaurant you’ll visit a local farm. In the pure air, with picturesque views over Stavanger you’ll pick the freshest ingredients with Marco for cooking up at a nearby kitchen.

Watch on as Marco and Kjartan transform your pickings into a delightful dish. A dash of this, a sprig of that, a splash of that - a truly unique experience to see these exemplary chefs command the kitchen. Feel free to ask questions, as it’s then your turn in a group to recreate the dish with the help of the chefs: an experience not to be missed. Recipe made, relax and tuck in!

Seize the opportunity to be inspired by the best in the cheffing business. Under the superior guidance of Marco, get hands-on in The Cookery Club kitchen.

Eric Lanlard

Exclusive foodie adventure with Eric Lanlard

With master pâtissier and P&O Cruises Food Hero, Eric Lanlard, delve into the delicious world of local fare; from artisanal collectives to high-end cuisine. And, get crafty in the kitchen.

With Eric visit top restaurant Tango, and discover its ethos, where local ingredients are the stars of the show. From the Skandi-chic eatery you’ll visit nearby cheese factory Stavanger Ysteri, and Fermenten, a collective of fermenters and preservers. You’ll learn about cheese production and have the chance to buy some tasty treats.

Having worked up a hunger it’s back to a nearby kitchen, first for light refreshments, then to watch master pâtissier Eric Lanlard and highly-awarded local chef Mary-Ann Skjeie whip up the delectable recipe of the day ‘yoghurt mousse with beignets and hay ice cream’ – with fresh yoghurt from Stavanger Ysteri.

After watching the masters at work, in groups recreate the desert with the help of Eric and Mary-Ann: an experience not to be missed. Creation made – tuck in!

Get up close to the Food Heroes and discover their tips and tricks, hear tales from their glittering careers. Let Eric cure your baking blunders at his Confection Confessions surgeries.

Olly Smith

Bergen brewery experience with Olly Smith

With award-winning wine expert and P&O Cruises Food Hero, Olly Smith, journey to the heart of the delicious Bergen craft ale scene on this immersive brewery tour – with tasting!

Discover the well-honed techniques of the master brewers, marvel at the mechanics that distil the good stuff, and delight in the natural flavours. Olly’s passion for a tipple is sure to bubble over – expect infectious enthusiasm and boundless knowledge – feel free to fire away with your most complex questions.

A small craft brewery, the team at 7 Fjell are passionate about great ale, and have decades of industry experience behind them. Their mantra is “less mass production – more taste and passion”. And what exactly does that passion taste like you say? Well, with Olly you’ll have the opportunity to savour all of the glorious flavours brewed into seven of their craft ales, from sweet to citrusy and spicy – alongside perfectly paired eats such as dates, meatballs, and scampi with aioli. “Skål” (cheers) to that!

Savour exceptional quality food and wine with our Food Heroes at these once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Enjoy Olly’s sparkling personality at exclusive wine tastings, and so much more.